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Updated Feb 24, 2015
Updated Feb 24, 2015
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    Team Lead Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Raleigh, NC
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Raleigh, NC
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at BlackBerry in October 2010.

    Interview Details

    Hiring went well

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    Negotiation Details
    Was able to negotiate salary
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Software Engineer - Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Seattle, WA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Seattle, WA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a dayinterviewed at BlackBerry in October 2010.

    Interview Details

    Interview consisted of questions on all the topics including OS, algorithms, Networks etc.

    Some of the questions:
    1. Define deadlock
    2. What are sockets
    3. Find intersection of two sets
    4. Design HashMap

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    I didnt negotiate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  3.  

    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Seattle, WA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Seattle, WA
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at BlackBerry in September 2010.

    Interview Details

    After an initial phone screen, walked into a recruiting event and went thru 3 rounds of interview- one technical, one behavioral and one HR.

    Interview Questions
    • None too difficult. Discussion on quick sort, its run time complexity, basic OOP concepts. Few questions related to Polymorphism and Java specific class definitions.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    The HR came back with an offer and we went back and forth a couple of times before I accepted the offer.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Hardware WIreless Designer Student Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Sunrise, FL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Sunrise, FL
    Application Details

    The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at BlackBerry in August 2010.

    Interview Details

    I applied for a co-op positing during my senior year. I got a call about scheduling a phone interview and then I was interviewed by 4 people on the specific day of the interview. They called me and the interview lasted for almost 45 minutes. The interview was not hard. If you know your resume well then you should be fine. I was only asked questions from the resume about school projects, no other technical questions. The people who interviewed me were really nice, so I got lucky there. I was offered the co-op position after one week of the phone interview. They do not require on site interview for students.

    Interview Questions
    • Describe each and every project that you have listed on your resume.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Seattle, WA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Seattle, WA
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at BlackBerry in July 2010.

    Interview Details

    Interview was pretty quick. They needed people ASAP at the time I started there. Regular intervirew questions, not that much technical.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    I told them I got another offer higher from another company, they raised their offer by 10K.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  7.  

    Radio Software Developer, Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at BlackBerry in July 2010.

    Interview Details

    For interns you submit a resume, transcript online. If you are selected then Phone-Interview of 1 hour. During the interview they asked a question from each of my completed 3rd software engineering courses.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation because it was a standard Intern offer.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  8.  

    Software Tester Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Sunrise, FL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Sunrise, FL
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at BlackBerry in July 2010.

    Interview Details

    They called my phone and asked a coup,e of questions regarding experiences in software testing.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
  9.  

    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Irving, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Irving, TX
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a dayinterviewed at BlackBerry in June 2010.

    Interview Details

    i had a telephonic interview then 1:1 interview and since i was already an intern it was mostly related to my work experience and the projects i did during my masters.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Senior Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a dayinterviewed at BlackBerry in May 2010.

    Interview Details

    The interview questions were basic but still better than a lot of other interview questions I see. RIM's Chicago office is new and very nice.

    There were a couple of programming questions. There were a lot of knowledge questions like "Do you know <X> technology or protocol". I got interviewed by 6 different people and I got a bit too tired at the end. It also didn't help that their most senior engineer interviewed me last after I was spent.

    One warning to anyone considering RIM: Their HR is awful. For my interview they've invited me to Chicago. I filed my expenses (under $100 total) to be reimbursed but haven't gotten it yet in 2 months... I have emailed several times, tried to call. They respond and always say "This will be processed this week". Still waiting. Very unprofessional IMO. I'm glad I didn't take their offer. I found a similar job that paid ~ 10K better.

    Interview Questions
    • Write a function that extracts bits 1,2,9,10,19,20 from a 32-bit register and writes them to an 8 bit register.   View Answer
    Reasons for Declining

    The offer was below my market rate and they refused to match my market rate. I also have to say the HR rep was often rude and clueless and that was a big turn off for me. I thought the management was very reasonable. I felt like the HR did a terrible job of communicating what I asked and why to them.

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Radio Software Integration -Student Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Sunrise, FL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Sunrise, FL
    Application Details

    The process took a weekinterviewed at BlackBerry in May 2010.

    Interview Details

    Interview was based on questions on C, RTOS and PLL.

    Interview Questions
    • What is a semaphore, mutex, static variable. What are abstract classes.   Answer Question
    • Explain project you are working on. Have you ever worked on hardware or just simulation?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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